Tuesday, May 31, 2016

War-bonnet Wilderness

Today, I am sharing another card that I made using the new range of stamps from Bee Crafty. They were launched on Friday 20th May, if you missed Bev's shows they are still available on Hochanda's website, via the TV schedule, using the catch up feature. Please be quick as they're stored for 7 days.

I started off with a sheet of A4 velvet card. I didn't know exactly the size of my finished project, but I was hoping for approximately 7-8''. First I drew a simple hat in pencil and then fashioned it into the base of an Indian War Bonnet. When I had rubbed out all of the excess pencil lines, I went over the required shape with a waterproof black fine liner pen. Then I masked off with Pebeo Drawing Gum.

I worked out which part of the large wing I would need to complete the head dress and applied washi tape to mask off the unwanted part of the stamp, then inked up using Versamark, removed the tape, lined up the stamp with the hat base. I used black fine detailed embossing powder to emboss the feathers.

I then took the small straight feather from the same set to be the hanging side feathers of the head dress. Then took the medium curled feather and masked off the base with washi tape as I only wanted to use the tip. Using black versamark I positioned them about 5-10 mm away from the wing. I added black dots between the head dress and the feathers and joined them together with a very fine line using a black fine liner. I wanted the feeling of movement so they appeared free to move in the breeze. I then applied drawing gum to the whole image.

I cut my project down to size and drew two deckled lines around the edge at 5 and 10 mm with my black fine liner.

I stamped the sentiment I had chosen from the collection. Then added the landscape using Antique Linen,Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap. I added some Brushed Corduroy in the mountain range. I then placed my mask for the Sun/Moon, For the sky I used mainly Shaded Lilac, then from the outside blended in some stormy Sky and finally a little Faded Jeans just around the edges blending into the rest.

To create the Tippee's, I cut a triangle from copier paper and ripped a slim strip also to lay across the base. I blended Frayed Burlap inside the triangle. I drew the base, posts and door flap with my black fine liner. I removed the Drawing Gum and coloured the head dress with a selection of Alcohol markers.I then coloured the inside deckled frame with my black marker.

Finally I mounted the card onto a black card base leaving approximately 5 mm around the card.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my step by step contribution. I hope you like the card I have made using these beautiful stamps from Bee Crafty. Take care and hope to see you the same time and place next week. xx

Monday, May 30, 2016

Kerrie DT - Time Flies

Hiya and welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty

For this card I used the smaller feathers from the 'Love & Hope Infinity' to create a background on watercolour cardstock

I stamped the feathers repeatedly over a piece of  precut watercolour card using Versamark embossing ink which I then tipped pure white embossing powder over and heated with a heat tool

I then watercoloured over the background using milled lavender distress ink

I fixed this watercoloured background to the front of my card blank

I then stamped the sentiment onto an offcut of white card which I cut using a circle die. I cut a decorative circle from a pretty die and mounted these onto the card front using foam tape

Thankyou so much for visiting my post today please do visit the Bee Crafty Blog again soon for more gorgeous makes by the amazing Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Barbara-DT......Saturday is here again!

Hi everyone....a very quick post from me today as I have a date with a bucket of hot water and a wallpaper scraper!
This has been such a busy week....decorator in, plumber, drive specialists, and.........grand-kids making a mess everywhere. (although this was the only mess I didn't mind)....
Anyway, enough waffle, the card I'm showing today is one of my samples from last weeks Hochanda show
I wanted this card to be simple but effective. 
I just laid 2 colours of Adirondack ink in a watery mess, and allowed it to dry. Next I stamped the feather, and ink pot  from the 'Art Stamps', Ledger, Nibs & Ink (HERE) in Versamark, then heat embossed in copper powder. The sentiment is from the 'Hope & Faith Infinity set (HERE)
I splashed a few drops of ink onto the white background, then matted & layered onto brown and gold card stock.
Well, that's it for now, hope you all have a fab bank holiday weekend,
catch you next week
Barbara x

Friday, May 27, 2016

Emily DT - Bee Crafty on Hochanda

Hi everyone

I thought I'd do a quick blog post this week to show some of the cards I have featured on Hochanda last week.

I know everyone's loving the new stamps! Here is what I did with them...

Hope you like them!

See you next week

Emily x

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Life's Rainbow

Morning, Since I very first saw the Bee Crafty stamps I have loved them. I especially like the sentiments, sometimes even using them as a starting point for my finished project. I make a lot of Artist Trading Cards and the smaller sized sentiments are superb for that.

The project I am sharing today is actually a completely different card to what I set out making. I started off using the Quill,Nibs and antique accounts stamps. It was when I chose the sentiment that I was sidetracked and started a different design entirely.

I stamped the'Life' Sentiment onto my Super Smooth card, then used one of the Backdrop Borders to create a frame around the sentiment. Then taking a selection of Distress Inks I coloured the piece. I started off at the top right hand corner with Blueprint Sketch to about half way across the card, then blended through Chipped Sapphire approximately quarter way down. Then from the bottom left I repeated the process using in order: Mustard Seed, overlapping slightly to give green, then Spiced Marmalade and finally Candied Apple.

For the main card, I started by stamping the large and medium curled feathers with versamark to give a watermark to the background. Then drew a rough idea of my rainbow and placed this over the background, then using the Distress Inks, stippled the colours through in turn. Keep an eye out for the paper getting saturated, All I did then was cut out the next segment from the mask and move down. I used the following colours for the rainbow: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concorde and Blueprint Sketch.

When I had completed the rainbow, I made the decision to make the feathers more prominent in the main background, The versamark was still sticky so just added the ultra fine clear embossing powder and used the heat gun. Then for the top of the card I blended out from the edge using Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire and for the bottom I used Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.

Finally I used a black fine liner pen to create a border about 5 mm from the edge. Added my sentiment with 5 mm foam tape to raise it from the card and added a black mat.

I really hope you have enjoyed my Step by Step today, along with the finished card. I hope you will join me again very soon.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Marleen DT - Hochanda samples

Good morning blogger friends.. 
and welcome to my little slice of the www..

Today I want to share the samples I made for the Bee Crafty show on Hochanda on the 20th may.
I only managed to make a few samples for this show but never the less I love them all the same.
I was sent the "Feather Dreamer" stamp set for this show.

Here are the samples I made:

Bev and the presenter showing my favorite of my samples. 


 This one is made with a distress Crayons background. I ran my cardstock through my bigshot with an embossing folder and added lots of crayons. The stamps has been coloured with distress ink.

This one is also a clear favorite of mine. I just love the colours.

 This one is made with distress inks. I die cut the circle using laying circle dies and just held it in place (with my hand) this I added colour to the background. I then stamped my feather and sentiment before covering the whole background with clear embossing powder. Before melting the powder i rubbed some of the powder off to leave areas with no powder and other areas with only a bit of powder. I then melted the powder to a rough texture over the card.

Next is a clean and simple sample. Those who pop by my blog will know I struggle with this kind a cards. This one was actually my daughters (Abbie 5) idea. A while back my crafting buddy Sall gave me a bag of wee memento inkpads. She never used them and "challenged" me to make use of them. Abbie loves crafting with me and love using the wee pads and she was sitting playing with the pads when I was making these samples. She asked if she could borrow the feather stamp and proceeded to stamp the feather just like I have on the card. She used 2 pink colours but the idea was born.

My appologies, only just realised that this photo is a bit fussy
This card is simply stamping with 3 different colours, adding the string and matting and layering.. Voila..

 Next is a quick little sample. I wanted to show how a stamp can be used for more then just the focal point.

The wee memento pads came out to play again for this one. I used a darker blue to stamp my featers and a light blue distress ink to cover the background in. The heart is die cut with nesting heart dies and coloured with the same distress ink as the background and a layer of clear embossing powder added.

 This sample wasnt show as such but was in fact stading in the background. If you go back up to the first picure you can see it right next to Bev's head.

This one is made with a distress ink background before stamping my feather and adding white embossing powder. The edges has been stamped with the "Happy Birthday/With Love" greeting set repeatedly.

Last but not least, memento ink pads again lol
This sample didnt make a close up either but is in fact right above the presenters head on the very first picture.

This one follows the same guide line as the sample with the green feathers. Just memento inks in different colours..

  And that is all from me for today.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
And dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Feathery Forest

Hello Everyone, I am Nick and today I am sharing a card I made using the beautiful new Stamps by Bee Crafty. I hope you managed to catch the Launch Shows On Hochanda on Friday. If you missed them, don't worry, they are still available at Hochanda on their catch up feature. You can find this by visiting the TV Schedule and picking Friday 20th May. These really are beautiful set of stamps and the detail is amazing.

To start I cut a piece of parchment and a piece of velvet card, both 8'' Square. The I cut 1 cm from each side of the velvet card. This was done so that when the parchment is folded later they will end up identical in size.

I stamped the large twisted feather 3 times onto copier paper and cut out to make my masks. Then using stazon white ink I stamped the feather around my parchment to make a frame, I used the masks whenever  needed, when there was an overlap.

When I had finished this I took a medium and larger ball tool and embossed the feathers to highlight areas, especially around the edges being careful to keep all of the detail. 

When this was complete and after the parchment had rested, I scored and folded each edge at 1/2 cm and 1 cm to give a raised frame with a tab to secure to my base card. Taking a two pin tool, I pierced around the inner feather design and then using my pergamano snips, I removed the centre.

I traced around this onto copier paper to make a mask for the images I was going to make on the velvet card.

Then I carefully lined up the parchment frame with my card so I could accurately place the mask and secured lightly with temporary adhesive.. Then I took my Black Soot Distress Ink and blending tool and coloured around the mask. This was done to enhance the parchment and show the lovely detail in the feathers. Then I removed the mask.

Then taking the medium curled feather and the two smaller feathers, I stamped them onto my card. Going from large to small to add perspective. I then placed a moon mask  where I was going to add my night sky, slightly over one of the stamped images.

I started at the bottom of my landscape and added the hills, making sure I matched up wherever there was a feather/tree. For the hills I used Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress ink and blended from darker on the edges and lighter where the moonlight would be and to add a path effect.

For the sky, I used Faded Jeans first, getting lighter towards the moon, Then blended through with Blueprint Sketch and Finally Chipped Sapphire, keeping darker towards the edges and lighter towards the focal point and moonlight. I finished off with a few starts that I added using a Sharpie White marker. I used red liner tape to secure the parchment to my stamped card.

I hope you have enjoyed my step by step and the card I have shared today. Take care  and look forward to sharing with you next week. xx
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